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#6 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Vancouver
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Our thoughtfully restored Victorian Manor is also located in one of Vancouver's oldest heritage neighbourhoods, next to City Hall. Come and enjoy our B&B with majestic tree lined streets and lovely flower gardens.
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sleepybexhill wrote a review Oct. 2022
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom1503 contributions693 helpful votes
This heritage building has plenty of character. It is set in a pleasant and quiet area, yet only 5 minutes’ walk to the metro station. The communal lounge and dining room are lovely. Our room had character, but was a bit lacking. The lack of an outside view from the windows didn’t help. I’m sure there are better rooms in the guest house. Breakfast was fine and the staff we met were very friendly and helpful. Note - make sure you get the access code before arrival if you are reliant on wifi for the internet.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Flyod Greta R wrote a review Sep. 2021
Woodstock, Canada24 contributions8 helpful votes
Accommodation in Vancouver can be expensive but I found the Windsor to be very good value for the money. I was visiting my brother in hospital at VGH so the 10 minute walk on flat ground was very convenient. The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood 2 blocks from the Broadway Canada Line stop ( which is downhill to get to) Bus stops are even closer. My room was on the first floor and had a queen size bed, fridge, fireplace and on suite bathroom. It was very clean and although no A/C (which is typical for BC) was very comfortable. No trouble dropping luggage off before check in and coming and going is done by a code on the main door plus your room key. I didn't go with the breakfast as due to Covid it was only a tray left at your door. There are several coffee shops close by to get some breakfast. Also there are many restaurants along Cambie St for lunch or dinner. If you want to get anywhere a Compass card is worth the purchase. False Creek and access to Granville Island is a 10 minute walk downhill or one Canada Line stop. I would certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Haydybaby wrote a review Nov. 2019
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions26 helpful votes
We are an elderly couple who flew into Vancouver to catch a cruise ship, so needed a place to stay for one night. We chose Windsor because it was quite close to the Skytrain line - the guest house is about a 10 minute walk from Broadway/City Hall station. However, we found that to be quite difficult for older people because about half of the walk is up-hill, which is not easy with heavy suitcases on rollers. Next time we would take a cab from the station. Incidentally, Skytrain is very easy to use. You don't need to find Canadian money to buy a ticket - you just tap your credit card at the turnstile, upon entering and again when leaving. Brilliant !! We stayed in the Richard Room, the advantage being this room has its own bathroom attached. But the disadvantage of Richard is the steep and narrow flight of stairs (12 steps) that you have to negotiate (with your heavy suitcase) to get to the room. No lift. No porter. The staff were discrete and helpful with their local knowledge. Others have commented on the breakfast which we found to be more than adequate. Would we stay again? Probably, now that we know what to expect.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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FrequentTraveller034 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Marina del Rey, California579 contributions217 helpful votes
It is convenient to the Canada Line and the quiet street is sort of idyllic. The House is charming and everything was very clean. Staff were very friendly and exceptionally helpful. Breakfast was average but filling. Price was quite high (about $150USD), especially when I had to cross a public area from the lower level "Library" Room in order to get to my bathroom. But I suppose that's normal Vancouver pricing.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Grumpyoldman wrote a review Jul. 2019
London, UK98 contributions88 helpful votes
We only stayed for one night before catching a flight home and chose the Windsor mainly for its convenient location a few minutes' walk from the Canada Line for fast, easy access to both the airport and downtown. It's an attractive heritage house on a quiet residential road within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. Our room was quite small and simply furnished but was comfortable and had everything we needed for an overnight stay. Breakfast was fine and the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. We particularly appreciated being able to leave our luggage there while we filled in time before our evening flight. We thought it was a bit expensive for what it was but it's probably reasonable by Vancouver standards.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Casualhiker22 wrote a review Jul. 2019
Pearl River, New York133 contributions111 helpful votes
We needed to get to the airport at 7am for an early departure on our last day. But we also wanted to be near the center of Vancouver. And since we had no car we needed to rely on public transportation. The location of the Windsor Guest House was therefore a no-brainer: on the Canada Line that runs between Vancouver airport and the Waterfront, right by the City Hall station, yet five minutes’ walk away from it so there was no traffic noise. It was a large Craftsman-style house, so it had a big porch that was great for sitting out under. The downside was that there was no elevator so we had to manhandle our bags up some stairs. The house was so quiet at night that we thought we were the only people staying, but at breakfast the next day we saw at least 12 people. How do they make sure they only have considerate people as their guests? A noisy guest would really be a problem. As in a private house the bathrooms were shared, but we never had problems getting into one. Breakfast is rather limited, and is the same every day: continental plus eggs cooked to order. It did not seem particularly cheap, but hotels in Vancouver are quite expensive, so I suppose it was a bargain. Certainly it seems to sell out quite often. The bedroom was comfortable but small, so you won’t be unpacking much. Coming from the Eastern US the climate is very different: only single glazing on the windows, and no screens or a/c necessary – just open the windows wide for ventilation and cooling. Since Vancouver is hemmed in by the ocean, mountains, and the United States, it is busy expanding in place, usually by pulling down houses like this one and replacing them with a small block of apartments. This guest house has not followed that route; they are building a house of equal size in their back yard instead. But we did not notice any construction noise when we were there.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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jaysea007 wrote a review Jun. 2019
Australia - sometimes13 contributions10 helpful votes
We only stayed for one night as we were just passing through Vancouver but would defiantly stay longer. It is located a 30 min easy walk to the centre of town or 10 min train ride. Personally better than staying in the city it self I think. Lovely room on first floor. Breakfast also great with choice of cooked items from eggs to pancakes. Limited parking is probably the only downside.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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midwesterner5 wrote a review May 2019
midwest127 contributions83 helpful votes
I expected the Windsor Guest House to be good. And that's how I felt the first few hours. Many reviewers have given it four stars. It grew on us, and we left with a 5-star feeling. What changed? The room seemed okay, but I felt like I was in a basement (the Richard Room). Acceptable, but not thrilled. Well, the room was never damp. It seemed to have radiant heat in the floor, never felt too warm, too cool, too humid, even with the window open to the rainy air. The mattress was good. We slept well. The house was so quiet at night we imagined there were no other guests (until breakfast). It was indeed a garden room, as advertised -- full windows in the room and in the bathroom. The bathroom was excellent, and spacious, and the sink outside the bathroom meant we never had to wait to use it. The host who met us explained breakfast -- basically don't you dare go in the kitchen between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sounded a little draconian to me, and I like to eat at 7 a.m., don't need anything fixed for me. So I was not a fully happy camper. 8:00 our first morning changed that impression. A chef greeted us (we were first -- I'd warned my fellow guests the Yank would be first, getting all the good food). Sergio explained he'd make these choices for us (any or all), just tell him: eggs, pancakes, or french toast (he didn't mention oatmeal, but they made that for me the next day when I requested it). There were fresh croissants, and I mean like made at 7:30, in abundant quantity; coffee, tea, juices, fruit, milks, cold cereal, bread and a toaster, etc. Felt like I was in Montreal with those croissants. Perfect set up. I wish every B&B imitated it, instead of their elaborate breakfasts. On the table for my french toast were maple syrup (not pure maple syrup, disappointingly) and excellent local jams. I then ordered eggs. He did not look as though this was a gluttonous request. I was in heaven. Getting exactly what I wanted, exact quantity I wanted, no fancy oatmeal followed by a towering fruit cup, and then eggs flambe, etc. Different chef the next day, same story. Best part of breakfast was the guests. They have a table for six in the kitchen, one for six on the adjoining enclosed porch, and one in the parlor for four or six. That kitchen table was a great place to talk with guests. Still remember all the faces, and not only the country but the town they were from. I thought I had found a pretty good location, not too far from downtown and the real action, sacrificed some location to get a better price. Well, the real action is everywhere in Vancouver. This location in Mt. Pleasant, a neighborhood built between 1893 and 1915, puts you in an area with gorgeous gardens (we walked each morning before that late 8 a.m. breakfast). It lets you feel how Vancouver commuters approach life (in a rush, as though it's New York City, whether they're walking to the subway, cycling, or driving (it is not an especially safe city with respect to motorists yielding to pedestrians in the crosswalk as they make right turns, etc.)). But also very approachable and glad to help. If you say "hello" they invariably answer. So in a rush, but the pedestrians are very human (the cyclists look like they'll die if they don't get to work before everyone else). It was three blocks walk to the subway station, and we never waited more than two minutes for a train anywhere in the city, even though we didn't know the schedules. We put a bunch of money on a fare card and just rode wherever we wanted to go, bus or train. Buses were extremely easy, very frequent, and seemed to go up every street with businesses. The express buses were popular at rush hour and jammed, but again, it was easy to ask people questions and strike up conversations about being fellow sardines. That I've never experienced in big cities. So we actually liked that sardine experience. We'd find a restaurant that sounded good, and they were always in local neighborhoods, not part of the tourist scene. Getting to them by bus was a piece of cake. Even if we had to take two buses, we'd do the four or five miles in fifteen minutes or so. You get off one bus, and here comes the next one to finish the trip. If it's downtown you want you can walk there in thirty minutes, or take the train in 12 minutes, including the walk to the station, the 30 second wait, and the train ride itself. City Hall is a block away, making it impossible not to be able to ask directions to return home in the evening. "Where are you staying?" "We're on 11th Avenue, a block from City Hall." "Oh, take the V-95 bus, which is coming in one minute probably." The city is teeming with people on the sidewalks, but rarely are the sidewalks crowded. You don't get jostled. There are probably over a thousand good restaurants, many of them Asian, most probably unknown to tourists. We went to a Burmese place a few miles east of Chinatown. And an Ethiopian place that was basically a three-mile bus ride across Broadway (which is a few blocks below Windsor House). In short, the location really lets you be in Vancouver. Vancouverites can be counted on to help many times during a day, for instance to get off at the right stop for that Burmese restaurant. (I'm blanking on the name, but it's a fantastic decor -- homestyle cooking in a U.S. 50s retro diner decor. Hip decor, but they only take Canadian cash or Canadian debit cards, no other form of money. Tables around us with young adults, talking to each other, no one on the phone.) Hard to articulate, but Windsor House is part of all that. It's part of Vancouver, not a high-profit endeavor feasting off tourists. We were happy and healthy. That's what counts, not whether the room is downstairs or has 6000 thread sheets. And in my view, nobody beats their breakfast. Because instead of trying too hard, they get what meals are about -- both the food and the people aspect. I would not expect to find better lodging, at any price.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Anne T wrote a review May 2019
Hong Kong, China113 contributions24 helpful votes
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We had a family reunion and chose to stay at this lovely historical manor that could host all of us .. 4 siblings and spouses. Location is great, near walking distance to broadway city hall subway, restaurants, whole food, London drugs. This place serves a lovely hot breakfast too. My only miff was having to lug my luggage up to my room and that two rooms had to share a bathroom. Not all bathrooms have an en-suite bath. Think they could improve the shower jet pressure. Love the historical set up in a residential, leafy environment.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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50states7continents wrote a review Apr. 2019
Denver, Colorado112 contributions135 helpful votes
This hotel is NOT a luxury resort, nor does it try to be. BUT, for an affordable price it is amazing. Small clean rooms have a very reasonable rate for the middle of downtown Vancouver on the coveted Robson retail shopping street. It's close to everything. Friendly staff, very clean, larger rooms available. Note there are NO elevators to access the property (about 6 stairs up) and that there are no elevators to the upper floors. This place can't be beat for the price and location. New high rises are encroaching the area, so I can only hope this stays around. Try Stefos Greek Restaurant directly across the street--delicious!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Nearby attractions include Exit Vancouver West Broadway (0.2 km), Evolve Virtual Reality (0.2 km), and Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club (0.3 km).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free internet access, breakfast, and street parking.
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Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
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Yes, street parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Cactus Club Cafe Broadway + Ash, Peaceful Restaurant, and Shiro Japanese Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Windsor Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Yaletown (1.6 km), Engine 374 Pavilion (1.5 km), and Gaoler's Mews (2.5 km).